Virginia Law Increasing Maximum Price of Vehicle Safety Inspections Takes Effect July 1
Automotive repair shops will now be able to charge a maximum of $20 for a vehicle safety inspection under a new Virginia law that will take effect July 1.
Max Finkelstein Distribution Center Opens in Virginia
Max Finkelstein has added another distribution center in Winchester, Va. The 80,000 square-foot warehouse is situated to service Finkelstein’s growing business in Northern Virginia, Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Titan Consolidating Wheel Manufacturing Facilities
Titan International is relocating wheel production from its Saltville, Va., manufacturing facility to its headquarters in Quincy, Ill. The relocation is part of an effort to take advantage of production capacities, the company said. “We’re consolidating production in order to more effectively serve our key mining customers, providing them the innovative wheel solutions they’ve come
Virginia Tire Celebrates 40 Years, New Location
Fairfax-based Virginia Tire & Auto will celebrate its 40th anniversary and the grand opening of its new Bristow location on Aug. 25, with special guest Mario Andretti. During the event, the racing legend and Firestone brand spokesman Mario Andretti will be available to visit fans and sign autographs. “This summer is a celebration at Virginia
ASA Hosting Annual Business Meeting
The Automotive Service Association is hosting its annual business meeting April 25-27 at The Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va., near Washington, D.C. The event kicks off with a welcome reception on April 25. The following day, April 26, ASA will host an open board meeting from 8 a.m. to noon followed by a
Bobby’s Tire Reorganizes Leadership, Crawford Joins Team
Virginia-based Bobby’s Tire and Auto has restructured its management team and is looking to expand its footprint in 2016. Dealership founder Bobby Cutchins is now the chief visionary officer. Robby Cutchins, former company president, is the company’s new CEO. Additionally, Bobby’s has hired industry veteran Dave Crawford to serve as president and chief operating officer.
Yokohama’s Salem Plant Becomes Zero Landfill Operation
Yokohama Tire Corp.’s manufacturing facility in Salem, Va., – Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Virginia (YTMV) – has become a zero-waste-to-landfill operation. “All waste generated at YTMV now goes to non-landfill options such as recycling, reuse or energy recovery,” said Neil Dalton, Yokohama Tire Corp.’s director of environmental health and safety. The zero landfill operation is part of an ongoing
Goodyear Danville Plant Plans Renovations
Goodyear Tire & Rubber announced its Danville, Va., plant is planning a $3.5 million renovation. A building permit issued by the city shows the renovation would provide the main plant building a new mezzanine and more room for equipment, according to local media reports. The plant has 14 buildings, including a 1.9-million-square-foot main plant. The